The Grommet asked me to accompany him to the store to buy some new bedding. He'd just been cleaning his room (halle-freakin'-lujah!), and he wanted to "seal the deal" with some new sheets and pillows. "How nice." I thought. My son wants me to go shopping with him. Tired as I was, I wasn't about to say no. I mean, really...how often does THAT happen? Hi ho, hi ho...
We arrive at our destination, and as we are on a mission of utmost importance, I direct him straight to linens. As he looks through the many choices, I notice that he goes STRAIGHT to the Nate Berkus designs. I chuckle inside. I guess when you work at Versace, you can pretty much smell quality right away. So now come the questions. He knows what he wants in the way of color and design, but I can see as he's reading packages, he's a bit confused about content.
Bryson: What is the difference between Eqyptian Cotton and regular cotton? And what's all this "thread count" business?
Pua: (pulling a corner of the sheet out of each package) Feel these. Which would you rather have encircling your body?
Bryson: Definitely the Egyptian Cotton...600 thread count, at least.
Bryson: Okay, how about pillows? What's the difference between foam and down?
Pua: (holding each kind of pillow) Lay your head here. Which would you rather have cradling your head?
Bryson: (nodding his head) Oh yeah, the down one for sure.
(A moment of quiet as he contemplates)
Bryson: Damn. I'm quite a princess.